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Disciplinary Process and Sanctions

The purpose of disciplinary action is to achieve appropriate student behavior with regard to Campus community norms, standards and policies. When imposing a sanction, the student’s past disciplinary record will be taken into consideration.

The following sanctions may be imposed at the discretion of the Director of Community Standards & Civic Engagement:

A. Verbal Warning

A verbal warning may be given to a student indicating that his or her action was in violation of a specific rule. The warning will include an explanation of the rule and possible punishments following a second violation of that rule. Such warnings will be noted in the student’s file.

B. Written Warning

A written warning is a written notification from a Campus official to a student containing a warning that repeated infractions of rules and regulations may result in more severe disciplinary actions, such as suspension. A record of the action is kept in the office of the official writing the letter and in the Campus disciplinary files. Examples of violations which would warrant a written warning or a more serious sanction include but are not limited to: failure to cooperate, solicitation, courtesy hours.

C. Disciplinary Probation

Disciplinary probation is a trial period during which a student who has been in difficulty has an opportunity to demonstrate that she or he can act as a responsible member of the Campus community. The terms of the probation may be varied to fit the individual circumstances.

  1. The terms of probation may include a recommendation for substance abuse/psychological counseling or satisfactory attendance at a substance abuse education workshop, program, group or the completion of other projects and service to the Campus or its related bodies.
  2. Students found responsible for violations of the Code of Conduct and placed on disciplinary probation may not hold student leadership positions, e.g., Resident Assistant, Orientation Sponsor, Peer Mentor, club officer, or other student leadership positions at LIU Post for the duration of the probationary period.
  3. Students placed on disciplinary probation may be restricted from participating in certain specified events and activities and may be prohibited from entering certain facilities and offices. This may include participation in intercollegiate sports.
  4. Probation follow-up may include the scheduling of periodic meetings with the Director of Community Standards & Civic Engagement or designee and/or disciplinary status reports from other Campus officials.
  5. Violation of any Campus regulations during the period of probation will result in further disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion from the residence halls and/or Campus.

Examples of violations which would warrant Disciplinary Probation or a more serious sanction include but are not limited to: alcohol, fire safety, and vandalism.

D. Restrictions

Denial of the use of certain facilities or the right to participate in certain activities or privileges for a specified period of time may be imposed.

E. Fines

Fines will be assesed for some policy violations, including but not limited to: solicitation,unauthorized entry/exit presence, alcohal and drugs, and fire safety.

F. Residence Halls – Room Re-Assignment

One or more students may be required to move to a different space in the residence halls. The student shall be required to move to the new assignment within a specified period of time or be subject to immediate suspension from the residence halls.

G. Residence Halls – Suspension

Suspension from the residence hall for a stated period of time. Examples of violations which would warrant Residence Hall Suspension or a more serious sanction include but are not limited to: drugs, hazing, bias incidents, violence, theft, and repeated infractions of any type.

H. Residence Halls – Expulsion

Permanent dismissal from the residence halls.

I. Suspension from the Campus

A student who is suspended from the Campus for a definite period of time must sever academic and non-academic connections completely with the Campus. His/her presence on Campus is not permitted nor may s/he take part in the academic or social activities of the Campus or sponsored by Campus organizations off campus. At the end of this period of suspension the student may apply for readmission. Readmission may be contingent upon certain requirements being met.

J. Expulsion from the Campus

Expulsion results in permanent dismissal from the Campus. Upon expulsion from the Campus, a person loses all the rights and privileges of a student. Examples of violations which would warrant Expulsion from the Campus include but are not limited to: sale of illegal substances and sexual assault.

K. Additional Sanctions

Additional sanctions such as educational classes, mandatory referrals to the Student Health and Counseling Center, community service projects, disciplinary block on registration, payment of damages and Campus restrictions may be imposed.

Behavior that is specific to the residence halls and not of campus-wide significance shall be dealt with under Residence Life disciplinary processes. Students who repeatedly are found in violation of Residence Life policies may be referred to the Director of Community Standards & Civic Engagement. (See Resident Student Handbook and Housing Agreement.)

Emergency Interim Administrative Action

The Associate Provost for Student Affairs or her designee shall have the authority to immediately suspend a student from the Campus or a residence hall, relocate an individual within the residence halls, and restrict activities of the individual on Campus, pending disciplinary procedures, when it is believed that the presence of the student would seriously disrupt the the Campus or constitute a danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the Campus, to property, to others, or to the student. The student will be notified in writing of the emergency administrative action. Parents, academic deans, Public Safety, or other personnel may also be notified of the action. The student must then schedule a hearing and he/she will receive written notification of the charges. Unless otherwise approved, the emergency administrative action will remain in effect on an interim basis pending completion of the student conduct process.